Bread & Butter Refrigerator Pickles in 20 Minutes!

These easy bread & butter refrigerator pickles are so simple they go from cucumber to jar in 20 minutes. Ready in 24 hours and stores up to 1 month in the fridge!

refrigerator pickles

Bread & Butter Refrigerator Pickles

in 20 Minutes! 

We have a huge garden and every year we end up over loaded with cucumbers, zucchini, beans and more. Typically I use the traditional canning method, but some times it is just quicker and easier to skip the water baths and make some refrigerator or freezer jars.  This is method is exceptionally convenient for small batches. In the beginning of our garden harvest season, vegetables seem to ripen slowly and not all at once so it is nice to have a small batch method.

pickles in mason jar.

Making our refrigerator pickles

Ingredients

  • 2-3lbs cucumber slices
  • ¼ cup pickling salt
  • 2 tablespoons pickling spice mix
  • 3 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • OR  use 1 package of Mrs. Wages Bread & Butter Pickles
  • 2-  1 quart mason jars with cover and bands.

refrigerator pickles

What to do :

  1. Slice cucumbers into  ⅓" slices.
  2. Add cucumber slices to a large bowl of cold water and the pickling salt.  Mix well.  Let sit 5 minutes.
  3. Drain cucumbers,  rinse, then drain again.
  4. Pack by hand into quart jars.  (should make 2 quarts- depending on size of cucumbers and number of slices)
  5. In a non aluminum sauce pot ,  bring vinegar, water, sugar and pickling spice to a boil.
  6. Reduce to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Pour hot liquid over cucumber slices, filling jars to within ½" of jar top.  This is called head space.
  8. Cover tightly and let sit out on the counter over night.
  9. Refrigerate for up to 1 month.

Printable recipe card below!

Enjoy

refrigerator pickles

Bread & Butter Refrigerator Pickles in 20 Minutes!

Yield: 2 quarts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These easy bread & butter refrigerator pickles are so simple they go from cucumber to jar in 20 minutes. Ready in 24 hours and stores up to 1 month in the fridge!

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lbs cucumber slices
  • ¼ cup pickling salt
  • 2 tablespoons pickling spice mix
  • 3 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • OR use 1 package of Mrs. Wages Bread & Butter Pickles
  • 2- 1 quart mason jars with cover and bands.

Instructions

  1. 2-3lbs cucumber slices
  2. ¼ cup pickling salt
  3. 2 tablespoons pickling spice mix
  4. 3 cups apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 cup water
  6. 3 cups white sugar
  7. OR use 1 package of Mrs. Wages Bread & Butter Pickles
  8. 2- 1 quart mason jars with cover and bands.
  9. Slice cucumbers into ⅓" slices.
  10. Add cucumber slices to a large bowl of cold water and the pickling salt. Mix well. Let sit 5 minutes.
  11. Drain cucumbers, rinse, then drain again.
  12. Pack by hand into quart jars. (should make 2 quarts- depending on size of cucumbers and number of slices)
  13. In a non aluminum sauce pot , bring vinegar, water, sugar and pickling spice to a boil.
  14. Reduce to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  15. Pour hot liquid over cucumber slices, filling jars to within ½" of jar top. This is called head space.
  16. Cover tightly and let sit out on the counter over night.
  17. Refrigerate for up to 1 month.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100

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  1. I have never made my own pickles, but this recipe looks so yummy and easy, I am going to have to give it a try. Pinned.

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